The Sunday Currently / 17

In case you wanna know, this is a SIDDATHORNTON BLOG LINK UP. This series ended in 2014 yet a lot of people still continued doing this on their respective blogs. I was #76 on the list of blog links and will post my 17th TSC today as proof of life. lol.

C U R R E N T L Y . . .

R E A D I N G  I know it’s been more than a year, yet I still haven’t finished reading “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”. You don’t have to rub it in my face. *rolls eyes* Well, if you must know, I just recently found the book in the trunk of my car after MIA for almost a year, so this time, I promise, I’m gonna end this once and for all. Lol.

W R I T I N G  I haven’t written anything for a while. I think I may need to write that article for my writing course due many weeks back. *ya think???!* 

L I S T E N I N G  to my landlady’s dog barking at the neighbor’s dog yet again. It’s a lazy Sunday morning and I just finished an episode of “SCHMIGADOON“, an Apple TV Musical that Abbey Sy recommended on her IG story. And since I brought it up, I had to look up my fave song from the show atm, “Corn Pudding“. Super catchy, isn’t it?

T H I N K I N G  of how to earn more moolah and all the stuff I need done today, but also thinking about how I just wanna stay in bed all day. Get what I mean?

S M E L L I N G  nothing. Chill, I don’t have the virus! Boy, I need to eat!

W I S H I N G  I could figure out a way to earn more mooolah! haha mukhang pera much?!

W E A R I N G  my Kill Bill shirt from yesterday. Don’t ask why! lol.

L O V I N G  this day. It’s Sunday! Also, my skin—Been taking supplements and drinking lotsa water, detox juices, kombucha. Hope all those are paying off. Also loving this VOD subscription app for all the new movies, live tv and series! If it weren’t for my family, I would’ve unsubscribed from Netflix already! Also loving this new IG TV series by “First Bike Ride” called Super Ultra Panks. If you’re into biking these days and into kwela adventures with your friends, you have to see this!

W A N T I N G  to go diving or lounge at the beach for the longest time. *sighs again* lol. 

N E E D I N G  a vacation and really good food!

F E E L I N G  grateful still for good friends and good conversations. Also loving my alone time with GOD.

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are all happy, safe, sound and in the warm, loving arms of your loved ones! Yes, cheesy Sunday, it is!


The Sunday Currently / 16

Again, this is a SIDDATHORNTON BLOG LINK UP. This series ended in 2014 yet a lot of people still continued theirs on their respective blogs. I was #76 on the list of blog links and will post my 15th TSC today as I missed it so much!


C U R R E N T L Y . . .
R E A D I N G  “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” still not done with this coz I started reading other books, but I’m almost done with this one! Hoping that I won’t run out of Mark Manson wisdom, but it is what it is! Read a really good chapter while at the laundromat earlier today.
W R I T I N G  this blog post and maybe something on my personal journal. I saw “Definitely, Maybe” again today and I was inspired to write a handwritten entry on my journal!
L I S T E N I N G  to the Mars Chill Hitzzzzz playlist on Spotify! haha! Latest addition is LFO’s “Summer Girls” because I thought about it while posting our 90’s themed photos online!
T H I N K I N G  about commuting to work tomorrow. I want my car baaaaacckkk!!!
S M E L L I N G  my chicken noodle soup!
W I S H I N G  I could finally rest from all the corporate work and just open up a snack shack at the beach!
W E A R I N G  my plain gray shirt and undies! Oooops!
L O V I N G  the fact that I jogged, did my laundry, went to church, went grocery shopping and had a big Mongolian bowl for lunch all before 2pm and without a car and without riding a trike!
W A N T I N G  peace of mind and more competency in my line of work!
N E E D I N G  cuddle time, intense skin rejuvenation and detoxification!!!! I’m so stressed about the small bumps that appeared on my face and back!
F E E L I N G  grateful! I just wanna be grateful to the Lord all the time! There’s so much we need to thank Him for, we just forget to because our whole being is clouded by so many worldly worries!

7 YEARS on WORDPRESS / The Sunday Currently vol. 15 / GGSS – Valuing Oneself


7 years on WordPress yet I still forget when exactly my anniversary is because TBH, I’ve been here longer than that. Looking back, I just imported my previous wordpress blog on to this account, on this day, 7 years ago. More or less, I’ve been blogging on WP since 2010, but blogging on other platforms since 6th grade in 2002! You can do the math! LOL!

I was eager to write about How to Value Oneself and how to Value Your Worth after a long conversation with a friend early this morning, but since it’s my anniversary, I thought of adding something more………I need a new SUNDAY CURRENTLY post since it’s a Sunday!

Last time I did this was 2 years ago! I cannot believe it was that long ago! I used to do this all the time, and the last one seemed like I just wrote it yesterday!

Without further ado, here it goes…..


Again, this is a SIDDATHORNTON BLOG LINK UP. This series ended in 2014 yet a lot of people still continued theirs on their respective blogs. I was #76 on the list of blog links and will post my 15th TSC today as I missed it so much!

C U R R E N T L Y . . .
R E A D I N G  “Everyone Can Be Creative” by ex-nun, Merlee Cruz-Jayme. Will post a book review soon!
W R I T I N G  this blog post!
L I S T E N I N G  to the Coffeehouse Playlist on Spotify!
T H I N K I N G  of my tito who is currently in critical condition.
S M E L L I N G  Tol’s buttered chicken take out from yesterday and mothballs (which I scattered all over my room here in Cebu)
W I S H I N G  a lot of things right now. Wish it’s Christmas vacation already and that I end the year with a bang!
W E A R I N G  my sleepwear. Can’t specify since it might be a little too much (or too little) for some. Charrr!
L O V I N G  my current state as I have finally decided to let go of the past and be hopeful for the future! Also loving this Sunday in particular although it’s not really a good one for my family back home.
W A N T I N G  more time with my family—-will be going home in 2 days for the All Saints’ day weekend!
N E E D I N G  to do a lot of admin work, personal errands and pack my suitcase! Also need to have my car repaired over the holidays!
F E E L I N G  so many mixed emotions all at the same time! Feeling anxious about all the paper work and errands I need done by today, feeling excited about going home in a few days, feeling sad for my family, particularly for my tito and his kids, feeling grateful and accomplished for implementing the marketing activities and having done a lot of programs the past week!


Phew!!! That was quick! I need to do more of this!

And now on to my GGSS post!

I have been feeling less burdened lately as I was finally able to pull out THE thorn out of my chest just recently.

It was one day a few weeks ago, when I woke up from a very good night’s sleep that I realized that I can finally let go of the past! I even wrote about it here. Now, I can say that I’m finally opening my doors to new possibilities in life and love and that I am sending it out for the universe to devour and hopefully in turn, send to THE ONE!

It’s scares me still, but being scared sometimes means that I’m out to venture on to something good, right? I have given it proper thinking for the last 2 years (I think) and now, I owe it to myself to know my worth, my value as a person and also to my ex to be given the freedom and happiness he also deserves!

So why GGSS? As you all know, this Pinoy term/expression means “Gandang-Ganda Sa Sarili“, which in simple English translates to being narcissistic and completely obsessed with one’s physical beauty. People often use this expression when reminding their friends that they’ve gone overboard with the selfies or that they’ve been so annoyingly boastful with their looks. You get what I mean!

Using it almost always gives a wrong connotation and evokes a negative reaction, but for today, I am using it as a term of great endearment for oneself.

It’s annoying to be with people who are obsessed with the superficial a.k.a. their looks, but don’t you think that somehow, it is very important too? To be able to love yourself first among others?

A lot of us have insecurities and it isn’t healthy that we obsess over these too more than the good in us. Mahirap rin naman yung PPSS or Panget na Panget Sa Sarili diba? I admit, I am guilty of this especially since I have cooooountlesssssssss insecurities! I lack self love which is why I hate taking posting selfies for fear of rejection or negative reactions.

I envy people who have good smiles, pretty eyes, perfect skin, gorgeous hair, confidence, who are good in public speaking, and the list goes on.

Despite these, I still love myself a lot. I have learned to gradually love myself more as I grow old. I am not beautiful as per majority’s standards, but I do have my own charm, which I am not yet quite aware of, but we all do, right?

So in order to know our worth as a person, we have to dig deep into the concept of self love. It goes beyond loving only the good, our strengths, the pros, because whether we like it or not, we also have to accept our imperfections. Just the same, in loving another person, we have to be able to accept the fact that no one’s perfect and in loving, it doesn’t discriminate with the good things alone.

Hence, if we learn to fully love ourselves, we also learn to value our worth.

You love your books because you know how much they’re worth. You value blogversaries because they are important to you. You take care of the things that give you meaning and value as a person, and in the same way, if you know your worth, you will also know how to take care of yourself.

You should know when to step up, especially when you’re being stepped on. You should know when to stop when you feel you’re being taken advantage of. You should know how to stand up for yourself, especially when you know that you’re worth more than other people’s treatment of you.

To end this self love post, let us give importance and value to whoever we have become and to whoever we are, because deep inside each one of us, is our God. We value Him as we value ourselves! Now tell me, ain’t that right?





The Sunday Currently, Volume 14

Because I dozed off in the middle of writing this last night, I’m posting it just now. It’s still Sunday somewhere across the globe anyway!
C u r r e n t l y . . .


R E A D I N G  Gideon Lasco‘s “Day Hikes and Nature Walks from Manila“. I couldn’t stop thinking about this book ever since I saw it on Sir (or should I say, Doc) Gideon’s instagram account (actually, I might have seen it on someone else’s ig account). Anyway, he’s the man behind Pinoy Mountaineer, which I find the most helpful and most organized site, where one can see uber detailed guides to climbing most if not all of PH mountains. They even indicate which ones are limatik, lipa and rattan free and which ones are not! My brother and sister, being the more experienced climbers among us, insisted that we go to ROX today where my sister bought the book!



W R I T I N G  a more personal entry on my Journey app. If you haven’t heard of it yet, try it! It’s a free Chrome and Android app with a very simple and neat interface where you can pour your hearts out without having to worry about privacy. I’ve been writing on my journal too, but typing really saves so much more time! haha


L I S T E N I N G  to the sound of our electric fans and to the light buzzing sound of my sister’s air-con unit.


T H I N K I N G  of convincing my father to put up a small design business once he retires (just like what their brand managers suggested). Of course, I’d be very much happy to help out. It would be a dream come true for me–being your own boss (I mean, having your dad as your boss eerrrr), doing what we both love doing! I mean, c’mon I would love to study over and over again if it’s going to be all about art & design!


S M E L L I N G  nothing last night, but banana fritters this morning!


W I S H I N G  for more free/sponsored workshops on photography, graphic design, or anything artsy fartsy and more DAYHIKES and probably a PULAG climb this year!


W E A R I N G  my lime green GH shorts and my “spread the love” shirt




L O V I N G  this android game, “Good Pizza” and this  old school game turned android game, “Bomberman 2016“. Also loving the apps, “Vocabulary Builder“, “Our Daily Bread“, “Bitmoji” (from where I got the bitmoji above! Love dressing up mine btw!), the new calligraphy and handwriting fonts I downloaded and these collages I made for my friend’s birthday yesterday. I’ve delayed making this for about a week, but the good thing is, I did manage to make 2 in time for her birthday!
W A N T I N G  to finish our trip itinerary and to have our visas processed this week! Please pray for us!


N E E D I N G  some peace of mind still, and a whole lot of inspiration!


F E E L I N G  blessed that we got to spend time together as a whole family again! My brother went home for the weekend before he goes to a conference tomorrow and leaves for Boracay on Tuesday. While it’s obvious how fleeting time was for us, I’m happy we went to Church as a complete family again, held hands, hugged, had lunch, got stuck in traffic before finally having dinner at one of our favorite restos, Cafe Lidia. It makes me want to say that truly, the best things in life are free and the gift of family is one of God’s greatest.

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The Sunday Currently, Volume 13

I haven’t written anything in a long time, to think that so much has happened and I have all the time in the world to do so.
So first things first, TSC! I missed doing this! For the past weeks, every single time I remember doing it, it’s either too early or too late, so I better do this before Sunday ends again!
R E A D I N G  an article my brother sent me a few days ago, “24 Super Fun Things to Do in Tokyo on Your Very First Visit” because we’re all so excited and obviously, it would be our first time to go to Japaaaan!
W R I T I N G  nothing except this blog entry. Ok, maybe I should really finish filling out my Visa application form.
L I S T E N I N G  to really upbeat songs: JT’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too” and Coldplay’s “Up & Up” on repeat, coz I need to! These have been making me feel good the past days!
T H I N K I N G  of jogging in the morning starting tomorrow, while I’m still unemployed.
S M E L L I N G  cigarette smoke
W I S H I N G  I could have been more honest
W E A R I N G  the smallest pieces of clothing I own because it’s still toooo hooooot in PINAS!
L O V I N G  the music video of Coldplay’s “Up & Up”. It reminds me so much of digital collage art!!
W A N T I N G  to join the digital collage exhibit! I have got to make new collages right now before it’s too late!
N E E D I N G  some peace of mind!
F E E L I N G  regretful, but I need to move on.